Storm Murders

Storm Murders

eBook - 2015
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"City of Ice, John Farrow's first book in his acclaimed Emile Cinq-Mars series, which has been hailed by Booklist as "the best series in crime fiction today," has been published in over 17 countries. Now with The Storm Murders, the series continues. On the day after a massive blizzard, two policemen are called to an isolated farm house sitting all by itself in the middle of a pristine snow-blanketed field. Inside the lonely abode are two dead people. But there are no tracks in the snow leading either to the house or away. What happened here? Is this a murder/suicide case? Or will it turn into something much more sinister? John Farrow is the pen name of Trevor Ferguson, a Canadian writer who has been named Canada's best novelist in both Books in Canada and the Toronto Star. This is the first of a trilogy he is writing for us called The Storm Murders trilogy. Each book features Emile Cinq-Mars, the Hercule Poirot of Canada, and extreme weather conditions"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : St. Martin's Press 2015
ISBN: 9781466873834
Characteristics: 1 online resource (320 pages)

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Mar 18, 2017

I tried this book but found that it was not catching my attention after 76 pages so I decided to bury it in the snow! Didn't really like the characters after that time so it was time to deep six this book and move on to another mystery that was more worthy of my time and effort.

Jul 20, 2016

Maybe I picked the wrong book in the series, but this was underwhelming. There were lots of plot holes. I didn't find its portion in New Orleans convincing.

Jul 16, 2016

First 50 pages were terrific. Reminder me a lot of Gilles Blunt. Then it started going downhill and never recovered. Few of the next 150 pages involved the crime(s), focusing instead on the characters and their emotional dealings with the investigation, and each other. The author also has this annoying - to me - of having his characters frequently performing soliloquies, as if this is supposed to be very realistic. Many people like these, but if you're looking for a good police procedural, mystery, I'd suggest look elsewhere

Jun 10, 2015

This was my first time to read this author. He is an excellent writer, and is very good at creating realistic tension in a scene. This is the first book in a while that I didn't want to put down. However, while the ending was Well written and the suspect revealed surprised me, it didn't make a lot of sense to me. It is still worth reading.


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